January-March, 2007

Volume 8, Number 1

FORWARD THINKERS
A biologist in Hollywood, an insect tracker, a pair of ecological architects, and the new leader of the world’s largest conservation network. Here are a few people worth watching in 2007.
by Charles Alexander, Frances Cairncross, Eric Sorensen, and John Nielsen

VIRGINITY LOST
Pristine forests of the Amazon were not encountered in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; they were invented in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
by Fred Pearce

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE
Climate change will shuffle the deck of plants, animals, and ecosystems in ways we’ve only begun to imagine.
by Douglas Fox

WILDLIFE FLIGHT RECORDER
An on-board computer revolutionizes the study of animal behavior.
by Eric Sorensen

PERSONAL CARBON ACCOUNTS
British scheme would cap an individual’s carbon pollution.
by Nick Atkinson

LAST WISHES
Green cemeteries fund conservation.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

CHORAL REEFS
An inexpensive device monitors ocean health through sound.
by Nancy Bazilchuk

ARE WE PUTTING TIGERS IN OUR TANKS?
The connection between biodiesel, land use, and habitat loss isn’t easy to pin down, but it isn’t easy to ignore, either.

STRANGERS IN OUR OWN LAND Print Only
by David Ehrenfeld

Journal Watch

A Little Vaccination Goes a Long Way
Hotspot Mismatch for Most-Imperiled Species

Honey Bees Get a Bump from Wild Brethren

Small Worlds Shed New Light on Habitat Loss

Showy Males Most Vulnerable to Warming
Tropics Are the Cradle of Biodiversity

Salmon Farms Create Deadly Clouds of Sea Lice

Books

A MOST DANGEROUS GAME
Lions are eating African refugees while conservationists look the other way.
reviewed by David Baron

Think Again

LIKE HUMANS, LIKE ELEPHANTS
by Martin Meredith

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